I wish now I had done it sooner. I just was too stuck in the thought of "not in this house, its not mine".
Now that I've slept in my "new room" for several nights and woken up in a room that feels like a French something or other because everyone keeps telling me it looks French....I can only agree with the proverb, Hindsight is 20/20 Vision. I wish I had done it much sooner. It explains alot of my discomfort over the years, not being able to pinpoint why I feel a certain dissatisfaction....
it was because my environment didn't reflect me, didn't speak to me, didn't feed or nourish me through reflection.....didn't mirror what I have inside. I will never settle again.
But its done now and here are some very unprofessional pictures.
I talked about the inception of this room makeover, that I am "going white", and why I wanted to do it here . Then I talked about its update here with the progress of the walls and what happened there. Then I talked about the next step in painting some of the furniture here.
And then I talked about the major chalk painted "armoire" here and how lovely that turned out. So with those, if interested, you have most of the process, not including all the time and work.
This project cost me $60.00 for the Armoire.....yes, Anita thanks for the correction lol.....and $35.00 for the Modern Masters White Pearl Paint, the other paints were bought for me by John in an exchange for what I bought him.
Before,,,, which I did like! loved the green and garden theme, but now it was too much, too busy, and since I wasn't moving away I finally gave in to fixing it up...., but now that I've fixed it!.....
I tried to put the same angle shots here....
In this below I didn't have the bed in yet....
Side wall with shelves I removed.....and purchased an Armoir from Craigslist for $60.00
and all of the things from this wall are now in it........
Same wall....all of the above things that were on the shelves etc are now in the French Armoir......and I have extra room!
The left side of the room......
and now....still not finished, I have to find a nice way to display my earrings and yet put them away. And I have to put the large plant on the top shelf, I must have plants in my room, but I need to get a good pot for it now....but there are roses and other flowers there now. I love the airy feel. The radio is hidden under the lace and the CD"s are in the large basket also covered with lace.
Bed side before.......everything about it is the same, but looks different against the silver grey walls!
In this picture you can see the prisms I love so much, from 3 strands of Swarovski crystals I have in the window sheers...moving with the breeze through the open windows....
I wish you could see these prisms dancing on the walls and smell the lavender!
Some random pics......before I put the bed back in.....
This below is where I'm putting the Crystal Tree when I make it....it will be a source of light and sparkle....
like this video.
When I went to this company's site, Ethereal Decor , and read that they didn't do any special effects to this video, just put lights onto the moving strands, I knew these were for me. I already have some swarovski crystal prism drops in the four corners of this house I play with every morning and love their light, color and sparkle, so I have to make this tree. I have 3 strands hanging on the sheers and they do indeed produce those sparkly prisms which I caught on camera!. ..... and these crystal strands are what produce the prisms that shine all over the room and dance on the walls every afternoon LOL!
A bright pretty shot of the room in the afternoon with rainbow prisms dancing all over it into the hall.....
I have to say the best thing and surprise were the walls.....I was going for a pale grey/white pearl wall for a Mother of Pearl effect.....and I got silver walls which I absolutely adore.
Painting the furniture was critical, and using the same color theme of whites, silver and pinks brought it all together. I had beautiful things, only they were not seen because there was too much going on. Now I just need to get a bench for under the window as the one there is too small and I need a place to throw my things at the end of the day LoL.
Since I have done this, and though have suffered a great deal with pains, I did see how I need to keep going and am now going to tackle the living room. Last year I told my housemate John who owns this house that I wanted to do it but now that I've seen how I feel in my room I want to keep going now and extend this pristine and pretty feeling into the living room.....and on........no more waiting, for him or anyone. So I had a ''sit down'' with him and told him I will need help this time, and if he could help me paint or hire someone to paint the walls because I can not do this again alone, he said he would help paint the walls a little at a time....."a little at a time"....lol.... 'a little at a time' in his world means taking months, literally......so I will have to help him see new shores LOL :D This will all be done by Thanksgiving. But I'm going to paint all the furniture myself which is currently all dark brown wood in beautiful neutrals of greys, whites, and taupes chalk paint style thanks to Annie Sloan's inspirations. The pale yellow walls he painted them 10 years ago are going to be Heirloom White, and everything in there will be harmonious too, and it is this harmonious blending of soothing colors which creates serenity.
I will start that project next week, but will also take more time doing sections so as not to hurt myself again.
I hope this has inspired someone and helped to encourage you to make any improvements you can now where you live now, and not wait.....its a waste to wait....now is all we have....and I love what I did!
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